Empire magazine talked to Nicolas Cage about playing Ghost Rider in writer/director Mark Steven Johnson’s adaptation, which starts filming this January in Melbourne. Here’s a clip…
“What I love about this idea for a comic book is that, if you think about it, it’s really complex. Obviously the movie should be fun and it has to have humour but if you think about a superhero who’s using the powers of hell for good… I mean, that is a very profound, complicated concept for a superhero,” said Cage.
And if that has you thinking Hellboy, then Cage is happy to set you straight. “Hellboy is a later character,” he said. “Ghost Rider’s been cursed by the devil but he’s not going to let the devil win. He sold his soul out of love, he was trying to save his father’s life, and then he got tricked by the trickster. But because he did it out of love the devil can’t get him. He can outfox the devil and use his powers for love and good, which is interesting.”
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Source: Empire Online